Scones have recently become one of our favorite quick breakfasts and on-the-go snacks. Scones are sturdy and compact so we can easily break off pieces to nibble or stow one in our bag without worrying that it will get smooshed. Crumbly, cakey, or full of fruit - what's your favorite kind of scone?
And of course there are endless variations of the basic scone recipe, so we're not likely to get bored of them! Here are a few favorite recipes from our archives:
• Fresh Cranberry Scones - We've also made these with dried cranberries that we've plumped in orange juice for a few minutes. You could also use any other fresh fruit!
• Parmesan Chive Scones - These can be made with any kind combination of hard cheese and fresh herb
• Carrot Rosemary Scones - An unlikely combination, but so good!
Individual baked scones can be wrapped in plastic and frozen for a few weeks. We take one out while we're making coffee, and it's usually thawed by the time we're ready to eat it. A pass through a toaster oven or zap in the microwave, and it's like the scone just came out of the oven!
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